Richard II


Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces crisis and open rebellion. Living a life of luxury within the crumbling Palace of Westminster, King Richard is increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created.
Richard II at Jack Studio Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - history
Venue: Jack Studio Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 9 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


We Are Animate have been creating ground-breaking theatre since 2012.


Through a unique blend of high-octane performance, innovative choreography and minimalist aesthetics, they have created Red Bull theatre for the Netflix generation.


Previous productions include Hunter & Jonny, Roughs, Love Lab and Bitesize Chekhov.


Synopsis


Mock not flesh and blood with solemn reverence.


Throw away tradition, form, and ceremonious duty.


Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces crisis and open rebellion.


Living a life of luxury within the crumbling Palace of Westminster, King Richard is increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created.


As the façade of power begins to dissolve around him, the dramatic downfall of an extraordinary individual begins; an individual who is in equal measures both vivaciously captivating, and excruciatingly cruel.


We Are Animate are proud to present this new version of Richard II.


With a strong focus on queer representation, this production explores the power and strength of femininity, and questions what traits are expected, and respected, in a leader.


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Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 21 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 9 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£13

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Lewis Brown
Production: We Are Animate

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